WHYY Summer offers intensive multi-week experiences for students finishing grades 6-12 and a spring break program specifically for middle school students. The project-based programs provide immersive media-production experiences in which the participants work in teams to create original news or film productions in news.
Note: All summer camp participants must be fully vaccinated.
Do you want to make movies? Are you a creative storyteller? Do you have dreams of going to Hollywood? Whether you’re a YouTube superstar or the next J.J. Abrams, take your skills to the next level during this three-week intensive filmmaking experience. You’ll join other imaginative high school students in learning how to script, shoot, act and edit movies using WHYY’s filmmaking equipment.
Course fee: $1260
Are you a high school student who has dreamed about being a reporter? Can you see yourself working for NPR or CNN? During this two-week hands-on journalism program, you’ll develop real-world experience in 21st-century reporting. Working with expert staff at WHYY and a small team of other students, you’ll be out on the streets and in the student newsroom, shooting and editing video, producing audio content, and telling great stories.
Course fee: $900
Want to be the next big Hollywood director? In this in-person middle school students will work in small groups to create their very own short films. Students will learn the fundamentals of narrative filmmaking- story structure, script writing, storyboarding, video editing, and DSLR camera operation. Students will also have the opportunity to learn the basic principles of animation to produce their own stop motion film.
Course fee: $800